Example sentences for: desson

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  • Critics say this murder-filled comedy-noir strains to be funny and off the wall but fails royally on both counts: It has an "offbeat eccentricity that feels like the comic equivalent of silicone implants" (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). The ensemble cast includes Ellen DeGeneres, Patricia Arquette, and Don Johnson, and none performs well in critics' eyes.

  • Magic is signified by levitating people à la Mary Poppins , playing wind-chimes on the soundtrack or flooding a scene with dry ice" (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). Roger Ebert (who manages to work the odd sexual euphemism "the old rumpy-pumpy" into his review for the second time in three months) defends the movie as fun fluff: "The movie is as light as a soufflé, as fleeting as a breath of pumpkin pie on the breeze from a widow's window" (the Chicago Sun-Times ). (This fan site has loads of pictures of the lovely Miss Gellar.)

  • … [It] offers diabolically smart surprises wherever you care to look" (Janet Maslin, the New York Times ). The wild measures Ripley takes to maintain the charade cause some critics to lose interest in the second half of the film: "When Tom's aberrant qualities become more dangerous, the movie loses its moorings and drifts into a sort of highly polished, implausible melodrama" (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). (Visit the official site.)

  • Critics call it preposterous and filled with baffling inconsistencies, or as Roger Ebert writes, "[m]ovies like this are particularly vulnerable to logic" (the Chicago Sun-Times ). Words such as "ridiculous" and "absurd" pepper the reviews: It's "fire-and-brimstone bunk, a tired compendium of involuntary crucifixions, grim messages carved into human flesh, fly buzzings, ominous choral chants on the soundtrack and at least one head twisting" (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). (Click here to find out how religious leaders persuaded the filmmakers to change the story's ending.)

  • The MTV-style editing leaves some critics dizzy, others complain that once again Stone is peddling "conventional wisdom disguised as manically charged, cutting-edge consciousness" (Desson Howe, the Washington Post ). (Visit the official site.)

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